We are delighted that in its 13th edition, our annual higher education fair Study In Europe sees an all-time high participation of 15 European countries. This reflects the growing interest in the various education options available across Europe. Our fair this year comes on the back of our deepening engagement with students and youth in Singapore. From May to July several European Ambassadors and senior diplomats reached out to over 10,000 students through their school visits that were part of the inaugural EU@Your School Project. I would like to thank fellow Ambassadors and Singapore's Ministry of Education for their unstinting support for this initiative.
Study in Europe continues the important conversation that started in schools earlier this year. Participating countries once again present a diverse array of study courses throughout Europe. The programmes on offer at European universities bring together students from all over the world. The intent is to assist students in fostering closer networks not just with universities but also with the countries they choose to study in.
Our popular annual higher education fair is an opportunity to connect students in Singapore with European universities and provide them with first hand and easy access to useful information about the wide variety of study options in Europe, details of the application processes, and the range of bond-free scholarships which they may apply for. The fair provides information about the many European universities where courses are conducted in English and where the option to work part-time while studying is available. This year, we have the pleasure of working with Finnair, which is offering youth air fares as well as a ticket to Europe for one lucky winner who attends the fair. This gives young people more opportunities to travel to Europe.
2019 marks the 32nd year of the EU's student exchange programme Erasmus+, which enables university students to study or intern in another country. It is very good news that a proposal to double the Erasmus+ budget for 2021-2027 is currently under consideration. Once approved, this can open up more opportunities for youth to truly experience Europe. Erasmu+ European Union Delegation to Singapore funding includes support for education and training of staff, youth workers, and partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations.
2019 also marks the fifth year of the ASEAN-EU project ‘Supporting Higher Education in the ASEAN Region', or SHARE. Funded by the European Union with EUR 10 million, SHARE has already provided 400 scholarships for ASEAN students to study in other ASEAN countries, replicating the Erasmus+ intra-EU scholarship scheme.
European countries participating in this year's fair are: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We will have several education experts present at #EUSIE19 to tell you lots more about studying in Europe. I hope that all those who are looking at further study options in Europe will find both the fair as well as the information provided in this booklet useful.
European Union Ambassador to Singapore
Study in Europe aims at connecting international students to universities, research opportunities and scholarships offered across Europe. It encompasses the countries that participate in the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, which marks its 32nd anniversary this year. Erasmus+ enables students and professors all over the world to study and teach at European universities
Study in Europe aims at connecting international students to universities, research opportunities and scholarships offered across Europe. It encompasses the countries that participate in the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ enables students and professors all over the world to study and teach at European universities.
• Belgium • Finland • France • Germany • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Malta • The Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • United Kingdom
Facilitating student mobility through scholarships, and underpinned by the unique European experience on building higher education cooperation at regional level, ASEAN and the EU have jointly designed the SHARE programme supporting the region’s ambitions to build an ASEAN Higher Education Area. SHARE implementation is ensured by a large consortium of European universities and associations led by the British Council and partners such as Campus France, Germany’s DAAD, Nuffic, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. They bring the decades-old European expertise in building a regional high education network. To find out more visit: https://www.share-asean.eu/
Set up in December 2002, the EU Delegation to Singapore formally opened on June 30, 2004. Since then, the EU’s diplomatic representation has worked to promote closer ties between the EU and Singapore. The wide-ranging relationship has strengthened over the years. In close coordination with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, the Delegation ensures consistency and effectiveness of the EU’s external action in Singapore.
With 28 countries, more than 500 million people and the largest GDP in the world, the EU is of increasing importance to Singapore as well as ASEAN.
The Delegation covers a range of issues such as trade, foreign policy, climate change, aviation as well as education activities such as the Study In Europe fair and on the cultural front presents the annual European Union Film Festival.